- SIZE: 8
- GROOMING:: 4
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 4
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 6
- WATCHDOG: 4
- BREED: Scottish Deerhound
- COLOR(S):Gray or gray brindle.
The Scottish Deerhound has grace, dignity and beauty. It is an ideal companion, being tractable and easy to train and possessing the most dependable loyalty and utmost devotion to their masters. Scottish Deerhounds are a mellow, low-key and easy going breed who loves outdoors and will chase anything that moves.
The Scottish Deerhound is a gentle and gentlemanly dog with elegant ways and polite affection. He/she is quiet, loving, friendly and excellent with children. This dog is very courageous and dignified, devoted and loyal, but they are not watch or guard dogs, for they just love everyone. The Scottish Deerhound can be willful at times and slow to obey commands. Although friendly with other dogs, they should not be trusted with non-canine pets. This breed has an unusual cry.
The harsh, wiry coat needs extensive grooming. Some trimming and stripping is required, but little skill is needed. This breed is an average shedder.
Allergies, sensitivity to anesthesia, cardiomyopathy, osteosarcoma, bursa and gastric torsion (bloat). Bloat is a common health problem in dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs second to cancer.
Deerhounds need a tremendous amount of exercise which should consist of free time off leash as they love to run. They make a great companion to run along side a bicycle.
Training needs to begin at a young age. Scottish Deerhounds should be allowed to meet new people and other dogs and cats. They are quick learners if handled correctly. A friendly tone of your voice will get them to do what you need. Learning Rate: Low. Obedience - Medium. Problem Solving - Low.